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Jacksonville, FL
Students enrolled: 582
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900 Acorn Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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(904) 630-6900
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November 11, 2011
I am ... well was a student at Paxon middle. And I can say that whenever I first got there I thought it was complete chaos. And I may have been right but there is nothing wrong with the way the teachers taught or the students behaiver. Paxon was a family and we wouldn't want to hurt one another. If you got jumped it's because you didn't have respect for the family. And, I'm only saying what's true. Yes there were fights and foodfights but I guess you could call that the way we showed our love. I know it sounds crazy but Paxon middle school will always be in our hearts.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 21, 2010
they are a very good school my son loves it . he went from a GPA of 1.0 to all advance classes to a 3.2.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2009
wow. these comments really suprised me seeing how they are coming from this year. paxon is straitening up and if you go there, then you'd know it. this is the second year we wear uniform, it has been but in the magnet program, teachers now teach advanced studies for classes that used to be 'regular', and rules are alot more strict and enforced. Sure, SOME kids will act foolish sometimes but one of the top middle schools in the county can have a couple of kids that fool around a bit of the time. it doesnt mean they're not SMART. they're teenagers for goodness sake. they'll do stupid things!

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2009
First of all, I'm a student at Pxon Middle, and most of the parents' reviews are wrong. They have never experienced what it's like to go there. It is very fun, and teachers do all they can do to help us. I agree with one of the reviews, about the the reputation is based on the students. That is partially true, but it doesn't mean the school is terrible, itself. I have fun at that school, and I love most of the teachers, and I am in advanced classes, and I get the education I deserve. And so does everyone else. Parents have no right to judge this school unless, they too, have experienced it.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 28, 2009
This school does not even rate. Paxon is such a joke, not a school. I went there for half of 7th grade, the so called teachers did not know how to teach, and they had extremely unprofessional behavior. In English, none of the stuff made sense at all, it was dumbed down to fit those kid's standards and put me behind, really, who reads a 1st grade level book in 7th grade? The office staff was also extremely rude, not willing to help or anything, they're just looking for something to do besides work at fast food restaurants. The majority of the students in there seriously need to be institutionalized. They don't deserve a chance to straighten up, because they wouldn't even take it.

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2008
The only reason this school has a bad reputation is because of the students. The teachers and administrators are always doing their best to keep them under control but they unfortunately refuse. I graduated from middle school here last school year. Since this school is now officially IB, they are becoming much better. Even though i was a magnet student, I had to ride the bus for many hours just to come to the school. It was all worth it. Just consider what you are saying and please do not judge this school badly unless you have experienced it.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 26, 2008
I can honestly say 'Paxon Middle is Gone with the Wind. Not only are there substitutes, but most don't know the subject matter. Unruly students,no, don't blame them; they follow by example, No positive or authortive example is set at that place (school is not a name applied to that place). Where are our property taxes going? I think we have a right as tax payers to demand a qualified head to the that place. My child is in sixth grade and we are utilizing another address for the next school year. If you can't move I'll suggest the same or let's get together and meet the school board.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2008
If this is your target middle school and you have any possible way of moving, I would strongly advocate that you move. I understand that this seems like a very sorry thing to say, but do you really want your child's education to suffer by living your convictions? I regret that I did. And, when my child is struggling through college (if she/he gets there), he/she will pay for my convictions. Involved parents at this school and the feeder elementary school are frustrated parents. No returned calls. Teachers sick during scheduled conferences with no follow-up conversations. No access to assignments. Little access to teachers. Quit your job to babysit your child s education and hope for the best, or move. What would you do? Still not convinced, read the other reviews. Some are written in English, the rest in Paxon. F is too vague. 1 out of 10 is more accurate

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 16, 2008
This school does not even rate.Absolutly a joke! Would like to tell the priciple, but he has not returned any phones about the violence at his school. DANGER is what they should rename the school. Is there any body out there that can get control. I just wached a girl get the crap beat out her today on the scool property and not one teacher or officer was around to help. I pick my daughter up now because she was assaulted on the bus. I would not recommend anyone send there child to Paxon Middle School.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2007
My wife and I have had nothing but problems. Every aspect of this school is of the lowest quality. Personal experiences there have gone from the staff at the front desk not knowing any school information, not even knowing the principles name, to not having a teacher for class just substitute after substitute teaching for over 6 months, which is unheard of and confusing for the kids because none of the substitutes had a lesson plan and jumped back and forth with the lessons, to not even knowing were our child is, yes folks my wife was waiting for our daughter at the bus stop and when it didn t show up she called the school who told her that they are not responsible for the busses to call the bus company, who informed her that the bus number did not exist. The bus showed up almost two hrs late.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 02, 2007
I am a student at Paxon middle and there are no fun activities and not to many good teachers there.And the kids are terrible the teachers let them get away with stuff and thats wrong .And thats why I think axon Middle is a bad school.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2007
My daughter was a student at Paxon Middle last yr in the Middle Years IB program. She takes advanced courses. Her teachers are wonderful. She is challenged in all of her advanced classes. She got a perfect FCAT reading score and I credit her teachers for preparing her for success. If a parent gets involved with the school and their child's education at Paxon, that child will also succeed.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2007
Paxon Middle school is the most awful school my daughter has ever attended, it is no surprise to me that they received and F. While my daughter attended Paxon there was nothing but problems---from lockers, lunch, school projects to them having the wrong address in the system and it taking all year to fix the problem. We even had problems with the busses coming to pick the children up from our street. The busses just never showed up. I am still having problems with them----I have to go up there again and its summer. If you have choices don't send your child here, you will have nothing but problems

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2006
Paxon Middle needs to add more extacurricular activities. The students just don't have enough choices beyond band or chorus.

- submitted by a student

June 16, 2004
I'm not surprised that this school recieved and 'F'. Actually, I'm surprised that the doors are still open. It was bad when my mother went there. It was bad when my cousins went there. It was bad when I went there and I hated every day that my own child had to go there. I hope I never have to step foot in that school again.

- submitted by a parent

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Eugene Butler Middle School
900 Acorn Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
(904) 630-6900
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